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Virlyn

Virlyn

Virlyn


Born in the bad part of a backwater town, Virlyn’s only escape from the boredom that enveloped him was taking hallucinogens at an early age. This led him to both experimental first words (“dada” and “dodecahedron”) and experimental music. He put his peculiar fascination with music and animal sounds to practice when he was given the sought-after Animal Farm electronic set from Mattel. Producing promising farm sounds at an alarmingly high rate, his parents were quick to label him a genius. Read more on Last.fm
Born in the bad part of a backwater town, Virlyn’s only escape from the boredom that enveloped him was taking hallucinogens at an early age. This led him to both experimental first words (“dada” and “dodecahedron”) and experimental music. He put his peculiar fascination with music and animal sounds to practice when he was given the sought-after Animal Farm electronic set from Mattel. Producing promising farm sounds at an alarmingly high rate, his parents were quick to label him a genius.

Hoping the world would soon follow, Virlyn bought his first barrel organ at the tender age of ten and quickly made his way to the very top of the barrel organ scene. His title as “King of the Barrel organ 1995” (youngest ever!) propelled him to quit school and move to the big city. There, he endured a couple of challenging (read: homeless) years that nonetheless helped him craft his art. Holding down a job in the exciting industry of waste allocation allowed him to set some money aside, and eight years later he used his meager earnings to buy a laptop.

Virlyn as we know him today took shape! Planet Mu and Warp Records soon discovered his exceptionally well-hidden talents, the latter of which ultimately chose to release his first EP “Wolk” under the Xtraplex Records label. His parents are still not regretting the purchase of that Animal Farm set. Inspirations: autechre, biosphere, the animal farm electronic set from Mattel, luke slater, squarepusher, nautilis, xela, svarte greiner, deaf center, aphex twin, la passion de Jeanne d’arc, trains, un homme qui dort (g. perec), edgard varèse, the velvet underground, the television personalities, godspeed you! black emperor, tim hecker, fennesz, the flashbulb, youporn.com, the monks, the modern lovers, eric skodvin, the fall, swans, daniel johnston, wooden wand, the robot ate me, cepia, the future sound of London, arovane, arvo part, frédéric chopin, erik satie, howard shore, videodrome, taxi driver, amorphous androgynous, hrsta, machinefabriek, half Japanese, nosferatu, five easy pieces, if…., the third man, quadrophenia, the who, the dead science, frog eyes, frog pocket… http://soundcloud.com/soundcloud http://xtraplexrecords.com/virlyn Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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